ISM-Chicago, Inc.

A Chapter of the Institute for Supply Management working together to advance the profession of supply management.

Chicago's Leading Supply Chain Management Professionals

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ISM—Chicago is a non-profit association dedicated to strengthening the community of procurement and supply professionals in the greater Chicago area and Northwest Indiana.

As a chapter of the Institute of Supply Management (ISM), we are committed to the ongoing professional development of our members and the purchasing/supply management profession through education, research, and communication.

Our membership is comprised of procurement and supply chain professionals and managers employed in host of companies from the government, private and public sectors. For more information on becoming a part of ISM—Chicago, click here

A Holiday Message from the President

Welcome from the President

Welcome!  Thank you for visiting our new website.  On behalf of the board, come on in.  Explore our new site and stay a bit.

ISM—Chicago, Inc. is a non-profit organization, it has been our goal to maintain the highest level of excellence to the procurement and supply management professionals in the Midwest to continue leadership in Ethics, Professionalism, Education, Research, and Networking.  Our chapter has membership meetings where we discuss topics relevant to today's professionals and networking opportunities.  We'd love to see you on-line or in person!

ISM—Chicago offers certification courses for professionals to earn Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™).  These courses help attendees prepare to pass each section of the exam.  Each certification broadens your competencies in supply management.

Not a member of ISM—Chicago?  Please join us.  Consider this a personal invitiation from myself and the board to join as a member.  Becoming a member offers many benefits at the local and global level.  Members can find many options to help become leaders of their careers.

If you need more information, please contact the office via email at info@ism-chicago.org or call our office at 847.298.1940.

 

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December - Chicago Business Barometer

The Chicago Business Barometer increased by 7.7 points to 44.9 in December.  This month's recovery broke a three-month streak of falls, yet the index remained contractive for a fourth consecutive month. 

The majority of sub-indexes improved over the month, led by Order Backlogs and New Orders whilst upticks in Production and Supplier Deliveries were more muted. 

 

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Upcoming Events

April

13

2023

MEMBER WEBINAR
Member Only

Quarterly State of Risk Update

Join the executive leaders from ISM and Resilinc as they come together as part of a quarterly series to discuss the latest and emerging risks and disruptions impacting global supply chains. ISM CEO Tom Derry and Resilinc CEO Bindiya Vakil will also provide insights based on respective data and research from both organizations.

Online

May

07-10

2023

EVENT

ISM World 2023 (In-Person Only)

The ISM World in-person only experience gives you the opportunity to be face-to-face with thought leaders, peers and suppliers and have dedicated time to build your network and expand your knowledge on critical topics impacting the supply management profession. Get inspired by amazing keynotes, interact in engaging breakout sessions and have fun swapping supply chain “wins” (and war stories) in a variety of attendee celebrations and small group experiences.

 

THINK YOU WANT THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS? Consider the ISM World all-access pass. Learn more. Read more about the All Access Pass

Grapevine, TX

May

07

2023

EVENT

ISM Awards Gala

The ISM Awards Gala is a black tie event to celebrate both individual and organizational award winners for the 2022 awards program. Guests will be able to rub elbows with the best and brightest of the profession and celebrating the incredible feats of both individuals and organizations.

The gala includes a cocktail reception, awards presentation and sit down dinner followed by music and dancing. Purchase individual tickets here or contact our ISM Member Services  to purchase a table for your team.

Susan Aceti | Novartis

Courtney Brearley | Proxima

Siobhan Carter | Lions Club

Sara Davis | Commercial Metals

Lindsay Gilbertson | US Cellular 

Todd Grunert | Leopardo Companies 

Adriana Herrera | Elkay Plastics 

Kimberly King | Elkay Plastics 

Kelly Kosakowski | Novartis 

Ivy Lam

Anna Poyer

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Your membership in ISM will provide a powerful path to stay connected, engaged, and up-to-date with everything happening in supply management. Serious procurement and supply chain professionals are dedicated to staying in the know about their profession and staying at the top of their game. An ISM membership will provide you with that and more.

More than 100 years of experience speaks for itself – ISM can help you succeed. It's our mission.

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